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Government chooses Discovery Park as life sciences zone

Discovery Park, the thriving science park for ambitious and growing life sciences companies near Sandwich, has been named a Life Sciences Opportunity Zone (LSOZ) by the Government’s Office for Life Sciences. This designation reflects the park’s strengths and growth potential, particularly across advanced manufacturing, digital and artificial intelligence in healthcare. As…

€2.5m funding award to ENSURE social inclusion for vulnerable people

A new cross-border partnership project has been awarded more than 2.5 million euros of European funding (European Regional Development Fund) – as part of the Interreg VA 2Seas programme – to provide vulnerable people in our communities with ongoing assistance to access support services. The ‘ENSURE’ project aims to break…

Kent-wide campaign to reduce single-use plastics

This week, 13 Kent councils, including Kent County Council, will be uniting to reduce single-use plastics across the county. The local authorities are releasing a Facebook campaign across their channels including a competition showcasing reusable items as a viable alternative to single-use plastic. The week-long initiative will use vintage imagery…

New Kent Support for Breastfeeding Mums Launched on Valentine’s Day

Breastfeeding mothers are being celebrated and supported, thanks to the ‘Beside You’ campaign which is now launching across Kent on Valentine’s Day. ‘Beside You’ is an online resource giving support and advice to breastfeeding women, with an aim to normalise breastfeeding in Kent and Medway. It initally started in Medway…

Moving on from austerity – budget to improve the lives of people in Kent

Kent County Council has today (Thursday) agreed its budget plans for 2020/21 which aim to prioritise the services that improve the quality of life for the people of Kent. The council will be spending over £1 billion on essential day to day services, an increase of £77 million (7.8%) over…

Kent County Council commits £1m new resources to support Youth Provision across Kent

A budget amendment requesting an additional £500k spend on Detached Youth Work across the county was agreed at Full Council meeting today, which when added to planned new spend, will give a bonus of £1m in new cash for Youth Services in Kent. The additional £500,000 will be found a…

KCC fixing potholes as Storm Dennis heads our way

Kent Highways crews are finding and fixing potholes caused by the extensive rain over the last few weeks. As surveys of the condition of roads continue following Storm Ciara, this weekend Storm Dennis is expected to bring further wind and rain. Last weekend highways officers from Kent County Council dealt…

Kent County Council welcomes initiative to increase walking and cycling

Kent County Council has welcomed an initiative to increase walking and cycling. On Tuesday morning, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport Michael Payne attended the all-party parliamentary group for cycling and walking as it launched its manifesto in parliament, setting out an investment strategy for the country. Its aim is…

Sandwich Toll Bridge – work postponed

Essential maintenance work on Sandwich Toll Bridge has been postponed. The works to repair the swing bridge were due to begin on February 17 and last seven weeks. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond Kent County Council’s control, the emergency works by Southern Water have now been extended. It had always…

Works to be carried out on George Park in Margate

Kent County Council will be undertaking works to George Park to help reduce the risk of surface water flooding to the local area. The park will be landscaped to store surface water collected from the surrounding roads. The water will be collected in ponds and swales, known as attenuation areas,…